Newlywed passes away just months after mistaking skin cancer for a pulled muscle

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LIVERPOOL – Newlywed Clare Daly was enjoying the first few months of marriage when she started feeling pain in her shoulder.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Daly thought she had pulled a muscle but the pain quickly became worse.

Doctors discovered that she had an aggressive form of skin cancer.

The melanoma was from a mole removed years before, but the cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes and lung by the time the doctors caught up to it.

She passed away within 3 months of her diagnosis.

“Clare wasn’t a sun-worshipper at all, she never used sunbeds, she naturally had pale porcelain skin,” said a friend. “She was always very aware of being exposed to the sun, especially after she’d had the scare, even though doctors said it would be very rare for it to come back.

Her friends and family created the Clare Daly Foundation to honor her memory and raise awareness about melanoma.

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